A Bizarre Sports in Japan special #7…
This is part of a paired article – it’s partner is over at Epic Carnival!
Ok, when someone says ‘iron man’, my mind conjures up pictures of sun-bronzed Aussie surf competitions. ‘Extreme Iron Man’… well, I figured it was the typical surf-competition, only longer, tougher.
I kid you not.
I first read about the Japanese Extreme Ironing Club when a Japanese man ironed on top of Mt Fuji, then discovered that it is truly an international phenomenon, with a website and international chapters. Clifftop Ironing… underwater ironing… bicycle ironing… car ironing – nothing is too extreme for these bad-boys ‘n’ girls of the domestic arts.
Here’s a clip with the basics of Extreme Ironing.